London's Statues and Monuments


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London's Statues and Monuments

  1. 1. Admiralty Arch Located in Trafalgar Square, this impressive structure stands in honour of Queen Victoria. It was comissioned by her son, King Edward VII and erected in his tenth year on the throne – 1910. Image via Jeffery Scott via Pinterest ‘The Monument’A memorial to the 1966 Great Fireof London, this tower spans 203feet into the London sky – thesame distance it stands from theplace where the fire broke out, Image via Melissa Tabb via PinterestPudding Lane.
  2. 2. Albert Memorial As the name suggests, this elaborate monument honours the life of Prince Albert. You can find it opposite the Royal Albert Hall, on the south side of Kensington Gardens.Image via Laura Tomic via Pinterest Nelson’s Column One of London’s most famous monuments, Nelson’s Column honours Lord Nelson’s victory against the French in the battles of Cape St. Vincent, Copenhagen, Trafalgar and the Nile. The column stands in the middle Trafalgar Square, offering a majestic view for visitors staying in nearby Trafalgar Square hotels. Image via Simon Verrall via Pinterest
  3. 3. Queen Victoria Memorial This ornate fountain, honouring Queen Victoria, stands opposite the gates the Buckingham Palace. It’s a must-see tourist spot as well as a generally great place to relax and picnic during a long day of sight-seeing. Image via bluemoonpete via Pinterest St. John’s GateOne of the only remainingmedieval structures in London,this beautifully maintainedstructure dates back to 1504. Itis now home to a small museumthat details the history of theOrder of St. John and the St.John Ambulance Service. Image via fluffygreen via Pinterest
  4. 4. Eros Statue This elegant structure actually depicts the Angel of Christian Charity – not the Greek god of Love – but it’s name is dedicated to Eros nonetheless. The statue stands in honour of the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, who was a pioneer for the rights of the poor and mentally ill. It stands in the centre of Piccadilly Circus. Marble ArchImage via Thanavit Cheevaprabhanant via Pinterest An iconic London landmark, the Marble Arch built in the classic Roman style was meant to mark the front entrance of Buckingham Palace. However, the arch was too narrow to fit the State Coach, so it was moved to Trafalgar Square, where it remains to this day. Image via Grant Simmons via Pinterest
  5. 5. References:Londondrum.comResources:Visit LondonTrip AdvisorLonely Planet Image via Abby Hauraki via Pinterest